You are an exemplary human being. Over the years you have displayed not only complete and utter selflessness but also saint-like patience and compassion. Both towards me and even complete strangers. I want you to know that while sometimes people may forget to say it, we're all thankful for your efforts. No matter how big or how small, you make a world of difference in so many lives. Every day.
Not only did you raise two children entirely on your own, you also continued your education and maintained a career to support us. Not a job. An actual career. You then went above and beyond the call of duty to better the world around you through local government office. You are a woman of great strength and courage: a heroine if ever there was one in this modern age.
So thank you, mom. Just for being who you are, no matter what.
I love you,